Don’t ask, don’t get

So Samuel took a young lamb and offered it to the Lord as a whole burnt offering. He pleaded with the Lord to help Israel, and the Lord answered him. 1 Samuel 7:9 NLT Samuel knew that he had a job to do, and he did it. The people had come to him in fear…

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Splinters

Similarly, a family splintered by feuding will fall apart. Mark 3:25 NLT So much of the world is in turmoil today because of sectarian or tribal strife. Such strife wrought havoc in Europe during and after the Reformation and I saw so much trouble in my childhood and youth, just because of Protestant and Catholic…

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Now I see it!

And the man jumped up, grabbed his mat, and walked out through the stunned onlookers. They were all amazed and praised God, exclaiming, “We’ve never seen anything like this before!” Mark 2:12 NLT The people were all amazed because they had seen Jesus perform a miracle. They had never seen anything like it, but now…

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Ever so humble

“Stop acting so proud and haughty! Don’t speak with such arrogance! For the Lord is a God who knows what you have done; he will judge your actions. 1 Samuel 2:3 NLT When the New Year honours list was announced, I found it odd that so many of the people who had been honoured day…

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